Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – April 2016


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 9

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 13

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 2

LOWEST: ARKANSAS & VIRGINIA – 3.9%

HIGHEST – ILLINOIS – 6.6%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.1% (6.2%)

ARKANSAS – 3.9% (4.0%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.3% (5.4%)

DELAWARE – 4.2% (4.4%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.4% (6.5%)

FLORIDA – 4.8% (4.9%)

GEORGIA – 5.5% (5.5%)

ILLINOIS – 6.6% (6.5%)

KENTUCKY – 5.3% (5.6%)

LOUISIANA – 6.3% (6.1%)

MARYLAND – 4.6% (4.7%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.2% (4.4%)

MICHIGAN – 4.8% (4.8%)

MISSISSIPPI – 6.0% (6.3%)

MISSOURI –  4.3% (4.2%)

NEW YORK – 4.9% (4.8%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.4% (5.5%)

OHIO – 5.2% (5.1%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.5% (4.4%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.3% (4.9%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 5.8% (5.7%)

TENNESSEE – 4.3% (4.5%)

TEXAS – 4.4% (4.3%)

VIRGINIA – 3.9% (4.0%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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